Taupo Weekender

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  • Treading water on plans

    While Waihi Village might have turned down a Taupō District Council offer to provide reticulated water and wastewater, there are other villages around the district where the money could be spent instead.

  • Variety name of the game in November

    November is an exciting time in the garden, there are lots of fun varieties to plant such as tomatoes, chillies, capsicums, eggplant, kumara and melons.

  • Student creations entered into Halloween film contest

    There’s a new girl in town and she’s invited to a gathering by her neighbour. Welcome to the cult.


    ■ A big thumbs up and thank you to Taupō Foodbank, Bakers Delight and Industrie French Kitchen for supporting our students in hardship at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. Your kindness and generosity makes a huge difference to our community of learners.


    Taupō Veterans


    At the Taupō & Tūrangi Weekender, we love hearing your feedback on our stories and we’re always interested in your opinions.

  • Swampfoxes secure place in final

    King Country suppressed the threat for an hour before the flood gates opened in Te Aroha in what finished up a resounding 50-15 win to Thames Valley on Saturday.

  • Win-win venture turns sawdust to good use

    Taupō-based Activated Carbon NZ is a great example of an environmental and business win-win.

  • Māori Touch Nationals cancelled

    The 2021 Māori Touch Nationals, scheduled to take place in Rotorua in December, have been cancelled.

  • October mostly mild and wet

    October weather in Taupō proved mainly dull, wet, sunless and mostly mild with little wind.

Featured documents

  • Setting the record straight

    Vaccine-related hospitalisations are being hushed upThere are many approaches to assessing the safety of vaccines after they’re introduced. One is to collect reports of adverse events that occur after the administration of vaccines, even if the vaccine might not have caused the event. These reports ...

  • Project paving the way with jobs

    Aproject to spruce up Tūrangi is not only bringing in new kerbs and channels, it’s also bringing new jobs to the town....

  • Service bringing the care to the patient

    Greenlea rescue helicopter pilot and base manager Nat Every says the Central Plateau-based helicopter is no longer a machine that picks up patients then makes a dash for the nearest hospital....


    Tauhara Luncheon ClubThe Tauhara Luncheon Club is a group of local women from the Taupo District who meet on the second Monday of every month at Wairakei Resort to enjoy listening to a variety of guest speakers, local, national or international, on an extraordinary wide range of topics that...

  • Fun in the sun for the whole family

    WalksThe easiest walk in town is Taupō’s new jewel in the crown, the lakefront pathway, which this year underwent a $4.2 million facelift. The new smooth surface makes it easy for kids on runner bikes or scooters and there’s plenty of vantage points along the way to admire the views or read the...

  • National selection proves the hockey doubters wrong

    Attending a local school and working towards playing hockey at international level?...


    Monday WalkersThwarted by Covid again! Our trip to the mountain and alpine walk was postponed so we made our own way to Clements Mill Rd for a day in the Kaimanawa Forest Park. After leaving the road we walked up a four-wheel drive track to an old tent site and then found the obscured junction to...

  • Taupō’s Hemopereki first Māori scholar to win US college fellowship

    Taupō academic and scholar Hemopereki Hōani Simon says some people - especially the growing conservative movement espoused by groups like Hobson’s Pledge - find his work difficult....


    ■Thumbs up to the 10 councillors who voted for Maori wards. Introduction of wards is a progressive step for all New Zealand but vehemently contested by ignorant, narrow-minded, poorly-informed single issue-agitators opposing anything positive for Maori. Maori wards are a long-overdue necessity....

  • MERCEDES-BENZ SUVs from A to B Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

    STARTING AT A: THE GLA 250In case you’re currently bewildered by the number and breadth of Mercedes-Benz’s SUV offerings (currently seven on the books and even different body styles within each model), a quick refresher about the GLA: it’s essentially a crossover version of the A-Class hatchback....

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